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Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in a Home Invasion investigation.

On February 20, 2013 at approximately 2:15 am, two unknown black males entered a residence on Winnie Lane in Lakeland. The suspects brandished firearms and demanded money and jewelry. The suspects fled in an unknown vehicle.

Suspect one was described as 5’8” to 5’10”, average build, wearing a white or gray hoodie, dark pants, dark shoes and gloves.  Suspect two was approximately 5’8” to 5’10”, wearing a ski mask, dark gloves, and dark clothing.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Jeannette Leonard at 863.298.6926 or 863.298.6200.


Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 2/20/2013